The boss told all the employees they needed to park in the back company lot to open more spaces for their customers. This was an inconvenience for the employees as it would add a good 5 to 7 minutes to walk from their car to clock-in for the day. There was some discussion among the employees, but they had no choice as the decision had come from “the top.” The next morning as everyone arrived they couldn’t believe their eyes as they pulled into the back lot for work. The company president was parking his car in the furthest parking space from the employee entrance. As the managers met with employees throughout the day, they discovered that the conversation about the new parking policy had turned quite positive. A good leaderwill lead by example. This new company policy focused on “others first.” The believer’s example must be one of selflessness. The Bible tells us in Romans 15:1-3, “We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification. For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, ‘The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.’” Selflessness does not demand recognition, position, or power. Selflessness will instead yield all the above in order to serve the Lord. Which describes the character of your service to the Lord…demanding your way or yielding your way? Let selfless service begin right here. I’ll be looking for you this Sunday…Faithful & Forward in 2014!
Living one step at a time,
Pastor Gary Holloway